Saturday, September 5, 2015

Grill Master


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Raquel Mason.

Labor Day is here!  Time to say goodbye to Summer, be it one last BBQ, dive in the pool, a parade or picnic.  How will you celebrate?  Show me on a card.

Of course living where I do down here in Australia, I am not saying goodbye to Summer, I am actually looking forward to saying hello to it in a few more months as Spring has just arrived down here. 

For my card today I have created a Tri Shutter card. As my DH's birthday is coming up shortly I figured I would use this to give to him, he loves Barbequing. 



Here is an overhead view of my card so you can see the different panels in action.



Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Grilling Guy; Grill Master Birthday Greeting - DRS Designs
Paper: White; Black; Red; Yellow; Barbeque DP - Best Creations Inc.
Dies: Shutter Card - Tattered Lace; Oval Stax; Roughing It - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Merry Christmas

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Hi everyone,
It’s my turn to post a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using the new Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set along with one of the new Way with Words sentiment dies from Quietfire Designs. The width of the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set is 4 1/4 inches and of course can be any length, so it is perfect to use for creating cards.

The layout of this card can be adapted for any occasion just by changing the colors, sentiment die and dies used to decorate the card.
Here’s how I created my card:
1. Creating the base card –
  • Cut a piece of red card 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score the card along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches (do not fold yet).
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  • Line up the main tag die from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle at the top of the red card stock so that the edges of the die will line up on the edge of the card and die cut.
  • Place the swirls decorative overlay die from the same die set at the top of the tag so that the rounded shape of the overlay lines up with the rounded shape of the tag and die cut.
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  • Fold the card along the score line we created early to create a side folded A2 card as per the photo above.
2. Cut a piece of Gold Shimmer Sheetz large enough to cut the A Way with Words Merry Christmas sentiment die. Adhere Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz and die cut the sentiment. Make sure to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz.
  • Adhere the Gold Shimmer Sheetz Merry Christmas word to the front of the card. The flourish at the bottom of the sentiment should be as close to the bottom of the card as possible.
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3.  From green card die cut three holly leaves using the Holly Leaves & Berries die set. Shade the edges of the leaves using Bright Yellow Green & Turquoise Pan Pastels from the Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2.
  • Attach a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of a piece of red card large enough to die cut the four berry cluster from the Holly Leaves & Berries die set. Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter with your finger.
  • Attach the Holly Leaves & Berries to the top of the card as per photo.
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4. The inside of the card:
  • Cut a strip of green card 2 inches x 4 1/4 inches. Attach to the right hand edge of the inside of the card, so that the green with show through the die cut swirls when the card is closed.
  • Adhere a Gold/Silver Glitter Border Peel Off Sticker to the edge where the red and green card join.
  • Stamp the sentiments “Merry Christmas” and “and Happy New Year!” from the Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set using black ink to the red portion of the card.
  • Die cut two more holly leaves from green card using the Holly Leaves & Berries die set. Sponge the edges using the PanPastels as per the front of the card in step 3.
  • Attach a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of a piece of red card large enough to die cut the three berry cluster from the Holly Leaves & Berries die set. Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter with your finger.
  • Adhere the Holly Leaves & Berries to the bottom of the inside of the card underneath the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1056 Quietfire “Merry Christmas”
1077 Tags & More 9 – Sparkle
926 Holly Leaves & Berries
0212 Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
509 Transparent Double Sided Tape 152mm
614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter
30116 Susan’s Garden PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2
CS003 Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set
7010 Gold/Silver Glitter Borders Peel Off Stickers
 
Other:
Cardstock: white, red, green
Foam Tape
Scoring Tool
Black Ink


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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Housework can't kill you ....


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being the beginning of the month, it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Lois Bak.

 Apparently today is SKYSCRAPER DAY. In addition to being our challenge hostess Lois' birthday, it is also the birthday of Louis H. Sullivan (born Sept. 3, 1856), an architect credited with designing the first skyscraper.  Today’s challenge is a Word Play challenge.  Include on your card something that starts with each of the letters in CITY.

For the challenge part of my card I have used the following:

C - Crimson, Clothing  I- Iron; Ironing  T - Twine  Y - Yellow


I love how this image works for this challenge, as I had only just picked it up last month while shopping with a couple of friends. I figure this might be good for a Mother's Day card so will probably give it to my daughter ... that image looks more like her then me haha!

I have created a 4 Step Vertical Stair Card using Crealies Create a Card No 3 die.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Stamps: Lily Loves Laundry - Stamping Bella; Mop & Bucket; Cleaning Bucket - Darcies
Paper: White; Black; Out and About DP - We R Memory Keepers
Dies: Create a Card #3 - Crealies; Mum - Simon Says Stamp!
Other: Black Ink; Crimson Buttons; Twine; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Santa Says Nice!


Hi everyone,

I will be teaching how to create this Sleigh with Gift Card Slot Pop Up Card at ........

(formerly Photo Continental)

on Saturday 19th September
9.30am - 11.30am








If you would like to participate in the class you can do so by
booking 
In Store 
or by phoning Craft Giraffe (38494422)






Stamps: Merry & Bright Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; Green; Gold; DP
Dies: Sleigh with Gift Slot Card; Rudy the Reindeer; Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Merry Christmas - designed by Quietfire for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Gold Border Peel Off Stickers; Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; Gold Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape




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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thank You Teacher



Hi everyone,


It's our Riley and Company Design Team challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Sandye!


For our challenge this week Sandye has challenged us to create a School related card or project.


For my card today, I have used Riley and Company's School Boy Riley to create a thank you card for a teacher.


I have created a Pull Card using the Spiral Circle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:


Heather Bolli
Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
Joy Stagg
Kelly Santi
Kendra DeCota
Monica Taylor
Sandye Curry


Stamps: School Boy Riley - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Back to School DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Spiral Circle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Wonderful Words - Teacher; Wonderful Words - Thank You - Papertrey Ink
Other: Black Ink; Black Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs August Designer Challenge



Hi everyone,

It's time for our August Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog today where you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

For our challenge this month the Designers were asked to create a 12x12 scrapbook page or layout.

I am a card maker not a scrapbooker, but of course I gave it a go :)

I don't really take a lot of photos, other than cards. But fortunately my daughters do and they are always photostreaming photos of my Grandchildren. After looking through the photos  they sent I decided upon creating a scrapbook page of my Grandson feeding the cows at our local Exhibition aka Ekka last year. 


Here is a close up of the top half of my page. I used the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Frames 3 - Curvy Rectangles to frame the photos. These frames are such fun and can be used for both card making and scrapbooking. Before die cutting the frames I adhered some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 152mm to the back of yellow and blue card and then die cut. This gives you frame stickers which are easy to layer. If you have smaller photos it would be easy to add more layers if you wanted to.



Here is a close up of the bottom half of my page.

For my third photo I used the Fitted Frames 4 - Curvy Squares and kept to the same color combo as I did for the other two frames.

To create the green rolling hills I cut a piece of green card and then die cut the top of this using the Outdoor Edges die designed by Karen Burniston. It is easy to continue the die cutting of the rolling hills along the entire length of the page.

I cut two of the CountryScapes Country Fence dies designed by Susan's Garden from beige card. I then used the Red Iron Oxide and Black PanPastels from the PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1

I created two cows using the Brownie the Cow die set designed by Karen Burniston and added Black PanPastel to the cow to try to make it look like the cow my Grandson is feeding.

Finally I added EKKA and 2014 just above the rolling hills using the Alphabet 1 Caps and Numbers & More 1 die sets.

That's it from me today, thanks for visiting my blog. To see what the other designers created for this challenge don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post which goes live 8AM MT.

Dies: Outdoor Edges; Brownie the Cow - Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles; Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares; CountryScapes Country Fence 1; Alphabet 1 Caps; Numbers & More 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: Blue; Yellow; Rust; Green; DP
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 152mm; Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 10mm; PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 1


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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rebus - Names Starting with the Letter "F"



Hi everyone,

It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Names starting with the Letter 'F' ". 

If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out my July Rebus which was Things that are Red .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Fire Engine
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Cherries
  4. Face
  5. Strawberries
  6. Red Riding Hood
  7. Santa
  8. Wine
  9. Telephone Box

You can find all my past rebus cards here



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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tag You’re It!


Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  I finish off the month as challenge hostess with one last challenge.

Tag You’re It! – This week let’s use a Tag on whatever you create. It can be an individual tag or you can add the tag to your card/project you create.

For my card this week I have created a Trifold Tag Pivot card using the Tag Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I started with a piece of card which measures 5 1/2 inches x 12 inches and scored along the 12 inch side at 4 inches & 8 inches. I then die cut the Tag Pivot die on the 8 inch score line.

Along the bottom edge of the card I added grass using the Outdoor Edges die set.


To decorate my card I used two stamp sets from W Plus 9. The large balloon, animals and a few of the sentiments are from the Party Animal stamp set.

This is a view of the front of my card when it is all folded up ready to be placed in an envelope.


Here is a close up of the Pivot portion of my card. The smaller balloons and the sentiments in the large balloon are from W Plus 9's Unforgettable stamp set. 


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Party Animal; Unforgettable - W Plus 9
Paper: White; Brown; Girl Birthday Dots DP Echo Park
Dies: Tag Pivot Card; Outdoor Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Wishes


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created for a friend of my who celebrated her birthday this month. As my friend loves poppies, I wanted to use the Susan's Garden Garden Notes Poppy die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.



As you can see I created a Pivot Card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate the edges of my card I used the Agatha Edges die set.



Here is the inside of my card, I added a poppy to each of the labels on the card. 

I wanted to use the new "A Way with Word" dies for the sentiment and I wanted it to say Birthday in there. As the Happy Birthday sentiment would have been too big for this card I decided to cut two of the Happy Birthday sentiments and cut apart the Happy and Birthday. I used the Happy on the front of the card and the Birthday on the inside. I also used the Wishes from the Best Wishes die set.

After cutting apart the Happy from the birthday ... the "h" in the word birthday was a little messy, so I cut another "h" from the word wishes and added it to the word birthday ... it fitted perfectly.



Here is a look at my card from the back.


Paper: White; Red; Green; Black; Fancy Pants Designs Indian Summer Designer Paper 12 x 12
Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card; Agatha Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday; Best Wishes - designed by Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Garden Notes Poppy - designed by Susan's Garden for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products; Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 104mm; Gold Shimmer Sheetz



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Thursday, August 27, 2015

From Our Family to Yours


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As this months challenge hostess, I bring my final challenge for the month.

Apparently tomorrow is Bow Tie Day, so let's include some sort of bow on our cards this week … it doesn't have to be a Bow Tie as long as it is a bow.



As you can see, I didn't go with a bow tie for my challenge ... I decided to use a bow die I purchased a few years ago from Papertrey Ink and I added it to the front of my card so that it would resemble a present.


For the inside of my card I used the Merry Christmas Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. To decorate the edges of my card, I used the Agatha Edges die set.

I have also used the new Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set to finish my sentiment.


Here is the side view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of the card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Stamps: Merry & Bright Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; Green; DP - DCWV; Christmas Carnival DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Merry Christmas Pop Up Card; Agatha Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Double Bow Die - Papertrey Ink
Other: Black Ink; Red Hemp Cord; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; Foam Tape



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Christmas Wish


Hi all,

Today I am sharing a circle card I created using Crealies Modern Patchwork #1 die set. To decorate my card I used a stamp set from Stampendous.



As Circle cards are a little harder to keep standing I decided to use the new Card Stand/Easel from Elizabeth Craft Designs for my card to stand on.



Here is a side view of my card when the card is on the Card Stand/Easel.



And finally here is the inside of my card. I used two of the quarter circles from the die set to decorate the left hand side of the card and added a sentiment from Hero Arts.



Stamps: Jumbo Forest Friends - Stampendous; Wishing You a Joyous Christmas - Hero Arts
Paper: White; Red
Dies: Large Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Modern Patchwork #1 - Crealies; Card Stand/Easel - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Green Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

You Can't Beat True Love


Hi everyone,

It's our Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team challenge time again over on the Cornish Heritage Farms blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Steph!

Apparently today is Kiss and Make Up day, so for our challenge this week we are to create a love themed card

For my card I used Cornish Heritage Farms Domestic Love stamp set to create an Easel Card.



To create the circle part cut into the Easel Card, I used Tattered Lace's Half Circle die set.



Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.



Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.


Stamps: Domestic Love - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Red; Nook & Pantry DP - Basic Grey
Dies: Half Circles - Tattered Lace; Circle Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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